Card Gallery: Babe Ruth in 2015 Diamond Kings

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Babe Ruth‘s presence in 2015 Diamond Kings will be simply Ruthian when it arrives in April, and Panini America has teased some of its plans for the baseball legend’s inclusion in the product.

The company will have a cut autograph, game-used cards and plenty of base cards and parallels in the product, which is the first for the brand — as well as Ruth — since the 2005 brands released by Donruss/Playoff. (Click here for our First Look on this product.)

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At least one card will pair Ruth with Lou Gehrig on a dual memorabilia card.

In 2003, Donruss/Playoff paid more than $260,000 for a game-used Ruth jersey, which might still be yielding swatches for the cards all these years later.

Among Panini’s plans for the product will be Ruth base cards, framed parallels, mini cards and more.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrisolds2009.

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3 comments

  1. Zeprock 3 March, 2015 at 11:49

    Cards look great.

    “In 2003, Donruss/Playoff paid more than $260,000 for a game-used Ruth jersey, which MIGHT still be yielding swatches for the cards all these years later.”

    Or “might not”. Key word here. I don’t know who to trust anymore.

  2. chrisolds 3 March, 2015 at 12:23

    And if they aren’t from the jersey, they’re from a pair of Babe Ruth pants that I held when I was there to visit a couple of years ago.

  3. steve 6 March, 2015 at 20:17

    Do the pants actually ‘entertain visitors’ ?
    Is it by appointment only ? (I’m sure they are plenty bizzzzzayyyy !!!!! )

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